Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Capitalism and Democracy at the OAH: Program Now Available

Given the theme of this year's Organization of American Historians meeting, "Frontiers of Capitalism and Democracy," it is not surprising that many topics of interest to the business history community will be represented there. The OAH is meeting, jointly with the National Council on Public History, on April 18-22, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The program, available as a PDF, does not contain links to individual sessions, nor are sessions numbered, but page 38 does contain a listing of sessions related to capitalism, 31 of them. In addition, many other sessions focus on government, immigration, and labor in ways that include business and economic history. The many sessions of interest include "The Business of Slavery," chaired by Gavin Wright; "Multinational Corporations and International Politics," chaired by Marcelo Bucheli; "Banking Before and After the Panic of 1893," chaired by Robert Wright; "What's Good for America: New Perspectives on Business and the State," chaired by Paula Baker; "Making Use of Nature: How Resources Became Commodities in America during the Nineteenth Century," chaired by Shane Hamilton.
   In addition, the Business History Conference has joined with several other organizations to co-sponsor the OAH Committee on Women Luncheon, where the speaker will be Patricia J. Gorence, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Wisconsin.
    Please see the OAH Meeting pages for information about registration, travel, and lodging.